June 15, 2024

Universal PreK

Preschool Enrollment 2024-2025 for Hartford Residents:

We are currently collecting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in a spot in one of our district preschool programs, please complete an online registration and read the following letter for more information. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Chelsea Gray (grayc@hartfordschools.net) or Kim McCarthy (mccarthyk@hartfordschools.net ) or call the Hartford Early Childhood Program at 802-295-8609.


Hartford School District is in compliance with Act 166, which "provides for universal access to publicly funded prekindergarten education. All public and private prekindergarten (PreK) education programs, including Head Start and public school operated programs, must meet specific requirements to operate a PreK program in Vermont. The Hartford School District contracts with several community-based private prekindergarten(PreK) education programs that have been prequalified by the Agency of Education. For a list of sites or to learn more about Act 166, please contact Kim McCarthy, Act 166 Coordinator: mccarthyk@hartfordschools.net

Learn more on the State of Vermont Agency of Education website.

For the 2024-25 school year, the Early Childhood Program will be operating two full-day classrooms in each of Hartford's elementary schools. Please see the following links for school-specific information.

      • For more information about pre-kindergarten at Dothan Brook School, please contact the main office at 802-295-8647, or read the handbook.
      • For more information about pre-kindergarten at Ottauquechee School, please contact the main office at 802-295-8654.
      • For more information about pre-kindergarten at White River School, please contact the main office at 802-295-8650, or visit our blog: wrsprek.blogspot.com.

If you have concerns about your preschooler and would like a screening and/or consultation for developmental services, speech/language therapy, or occupational and physical therapy, please get in touch with Chelsea Gray, Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program.